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Army astronaut returns to Earth
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Sept. 27, 2023 | 0:56
Expedition 69 NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is carried to a medical tent shortly after he, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Dmitri Petelin and Sergey Prokopyev landed in their Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. The trio are returning to Earth after logging 371 days in space as members of Expeditions 68-69 aboard the International Space Station. For Rubio, his mission is the longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut in history. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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USASMDC Vision Statement

Our vision is “ONE TEAM!” that achieves our shared objectives via collaboration, feedback, assessment and smart adaptation to continue demonstrating value to warfighters, our Army, our joint interservice and interagency teammates, our nation, and to our allies and partners.​


USASMDC Mission Statement

USASMDC develops and provides current and future global space, missile defense, and high-altitude capabilities to the Army, joint force, and our allies and partners, to enable multi-domain combat effects; enhance deterrence, assurance, and detection of strategic attacks; and protect the nation.


Command Priorities

  1. Accomplish our mission as a People First team of empowered, innovative, ready and resilient professionals
  2. Provide trained and ready forces for space, missile defense and high altitude missions
  3. Conduct integrated planning and synchronized operations in the execution of our space and missile defense missions
  4. Prepare for future conflict

Commander's Intent

I will say it as plainly as possible: It is my intent that we will win!

  • Against all adversaries and enemies. Regardless of the form of threat or attack. In gray-zone conflict, hybrid conflict, in competition, and in contribution to strategic deterrence.

  • In all domains. On the ground with allies and partners, with the joint force, in the air, at sea, in space, in cyberspace, in the electromagnetic spectrum, and in the information environment.

  • Through all missions. With clear command and control, detailed and integrated planning, crisp execution, and robust sustainment. Always synchronized to lead or support joint, agency and coalition operations. Always connected to ensure steady information flow.

  • As professionals. A nimble, agile, innovative, and empowered team of Soldiers, civilians and contractors led by engaged leaders. One command—uniquely organized, split-based, geographically postured, regionally aligned, and multi-compo. Educated and trained through multiple professional development opportunities in an environment that prizes dignity and respect above all else. Disciplined, accountable stewards of our Nation’s resources.

  • With all we have. Now and into the future. Integrating our efforts using modernized systems, taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies, and leveraging commercial products. Performing research, development, science, and technology coordinated with DoD and non-DoD organizations. Test, evaluation, and analysis done with a willingness to take risk in order to go fast.

  • With our families. Living a balanced, rewarding, and high quality of life at our homes and on our installations. Safe. Secure. Satisfied.